Grasshopper Manufacture News


XSEED bringing Killer is Dead, four others to North America

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2013 11:30am PST

XSEED has announced it will be publishing several games in North America: Killer is Dead, Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys: Memories of Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles+.


"Really happy to finally see a localization outlet for Falcom games. Here's hoping they keep ..."

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No More Heroes dev Grasshopper acquired by Japanese publisher

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 30, 2013 7:30am PST

Goichi 'Suda51' Suda's studio Grasshopper Manufacture, maker of No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw, has been snapped up by Japanese publisher GungHo Online Entertainment. Suda51 says that joining forces "will support our vision to further create inspired new games that app...


"hmm! i guess this ensures that grasshopper is safe for a bit? "

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Black Knight Sword coming to XBLA and PSN next week

By Steve Watts, Dec 07, 2012 3:00pm PST

Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality announced today that their side-scrolling action throwback Black Knight Sword is coming to Xbox Live Arcade on December 12.


"I really like the visuals. Is the game linear or Metroidvania style or what?"

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Level-5's Black Box brings Suda 51, Yoot Saito, and Yasumi Matsuno to 3DS eShop

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 04, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Level-5 is opening its "Black Box" later this year. This collection of 3DS games brings together some of Japan's most iconic designers.


"That's what I meant. Will the shmup be any good? Is it weird enough for him?"

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Sine Mora coming to PS3 and Vita later this year

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture's shmup baby, Sine Mora, is no longer an Xbox-exclusive. The shooter will hit PlayStation Network--on both Vita and PS3.


Killer Is Dead detailed by No More Heroes dev

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2012 8:15am PDT

Grasshopper Manufacture has detailed Killer Is Dead, the studio's next game after Lollipop Chainsaw.


"Ah, nevermind. I guess I had missed all the news stories that came out about it, was first ..."

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Warner Bros. thinks Lollipop Chainsaw might make a good movie

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 15, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Lollipop Chainsaw writer James Gunn has let slip that Warner Bros. has expressed potential interest in a film based on the game, should the title perform well at retail.


"what the fuck. I didn't even know about that one. Fuckin' SyFy."

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Lollipop Chainsaw releases June 12

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 06, 2012 6:30am PST

Grasshopper Interactive's odd cheerleading/zombie-killing game will be coming this summer, Warner Bros announced at a GDC party last night. In fact, it will be available on June 12.


Sine Mora hitting Xbox 360 on March 21

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 23, 2012 1:45pm PST

Developer Grasshopper Manufacture and publisher Digital Reality have revealed the release date for the XBLA-exclusive shooter, Sine Mora, via a Facebook contest.


Lollipop Chainsaw pre-order costumes include The Evil Dead's Ash

By Steve Watts, Feb 02, 2012 12:00pm PST

Warner Bros Interactive has announced the pre-order bonuses for Lollipop Chainsaw. They include several costumes for Juliet, including one that imitates Ash from The Evil Dead.


"i would go out of my way for that, 'cause I am not into games for the challenge. I want to ..."

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Shack Giveaway: Lollipop Chainsaw 2012 calendar

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 29, 2011 5:00pm PST

Lollipop Chainsaw's gets promoted with a slick, new, game-themed calendar starring the half-naked heroine and her zombie nemeses.


"Cherry!, Poulan P4018WT 18" Gas Chain Saw, 18" 40cc Gas Chainsaw, Shawn of the dead"

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Lollipop Chainsaw trailer: thrills, chills, and rainbow arterial spills

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 31, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Decapitations, stripper pole chainsaw attacks, and rainbow arterial spray are spilling forth from a new Lollipop Chainsaw trailer released to celebrate Halloween


"More material of this nature? Pish and tosh! You know where the real money in journalism is? ..."

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Sine Mora and Black Knight Sword: Grasshopper's creative downloadables

By Garnett Lee, Sep 22, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Grasshopper is making Black Knight Sword and Sine Mora in collaboration with Digital Reality and the move to digital distribution seems to have focused their creative energies.


"Grasshopper is so awesome. While I love their full retail releases (NMH, SotD), I think ..."

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Diabolical Pitch is Grasshopper's Kinect baseball game

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT

Suda51's Grasshopper studio has revealed that Codename D is now called Diabolical Pitch. The Kinect title will support two players, flinging baseballs at mascot heads.


Black Knight Sword announced for XBLA and PSN by Grasshopper Manufacture

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 17, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Grasshopper Manufacture has been a bunch of busy bees as of late. In addition to Lollipop Chainsaw and Sine Mora, the Japanese studio helmed by Suda51 has announced one more game: Black Knight Sword.